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Dr. Dinna N. Cruz, MD, MPH

Dr. Dinna N. Cruz, MD, MPH

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    Overview

    Dinna Cruz, MD, MPH, is a board-certified nephrologist. Her expertise is treating patients with both acute and chronic kidney diseases caused by all types of underlying conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, lupus, and sepsis. She specializes in treating people with acute kidney injury (also known as kidney attack") and cardiorenal syndrome (individuals affected by both heart and kidney disease). As a professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Cruz instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include acute kidney injury and sepsis, including dialysis in critically ill patients and extracorporeal therapies for endotoxin removal. She has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific articles, lectures internationally on acute kidney injury and cardiorenal syndrome, and is part of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative and Acute Kidney Injury Network.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Cruz served as the director of research at the International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza in Italy. She was also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She completed her fellowship in nephrology at the Yale University School of Medicine and her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Cruz earned her medical degree from the College of Medicine and her MPH in epidemiology from the College of Public Health, both at the University of the Philippines Manila. She is board certified in nephrology. UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/nephrology/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - University of The Philippines, College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines

    Other Degree - Baylor College of Medicine in Houston

    Other Degree - Yale University School of Medicine

    Other Degree - University of the Philippines College Public Health, Manila, Philippines

    Medical Degree - Nephrologist

    Medical Degree - Professor of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Pediatrics

    Languages

    Italian

    Tagalog

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist), like Dr. Dinna Cruz, may include:

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist), like Dr. Dinna Cruz, may include:

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    Insurances

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    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center - Nephrology

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6397

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Nephrology

    4168 Front Street

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (619) 543-6248

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    Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health

    9300 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest UC San Diego Medical Center

    200 West Arbor Drive

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (619) 543-6222

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dinna Cruz accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dinna Cruz is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dinna Cruz offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Cruz's office at (619) 543-6397 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dinna Cruz offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Cruz's office at (619) 543-6397 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dinna Cruz speak?

    Dinna Cruz speaks English, Italian and Tagalog.

    Which board certifications does Dinna Cruz have?

    Dinna Cruz is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

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